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Flexgrid optical networks are attracting huge interest due to their higher spectrum efficiency and flexibility in comparison with traditional wavelength switched optical networks based on the wavelength division multiplexing technology. To properly analyze, design, plan, and operate flexible and elastic networks, efficient methods are required for the(More)
—Elastic flexgrid optical networks (FG-ON) are considered a very promising solution for next-generation optical networks. In this article we focus on lightpath adaptation under variable traffic demands in FG-ON. Specifically, we explore the elastic spectrum allocation (SA) capability of FG-ON and, in this context, we study the effectiveness of three(More)
t is widely recognized that future transport networks will have to evolve to support the well-known growth of data traffic and new emerging network requirements such as fast and flexible provisioning, multiple levels of quality of service (QoS), optical rerouting, and fast restoration. Furthermore , the architectural complexity of the networks has to be(More)
—The new flexgrid technology, in opposition to the fixed grid one traditionally used in wavelength switched optical networks (WSON), allows allocating the spectral bandwidth needed to convey heterogeneous client demand bitrates in a flexible manner so that the optical spectrum can be managed much more efficiently. In this paper we propose a new recovery(More)
The recent advances in photonic technology will allow deploying flexgrid-based optical core networks in the near future. Although that technology favors more efficient spectrum utilization, multilayer IP/MPLS-over-flexgrid networks would still be needed to groom together client flows, coming from access and metro networks, into optical connections. In this(More)
(EON) implementing flexgrid optical technology. In the considered scenario, a number of IP/MPLS metro area networks performing traffic aggregation are connected through a core EON. We explore the elastic spectrum allocation (SA) capability of EON and, in this context, we study the effectiveness of three alternative SA policies, namely Fixed, Semi-Elastic(More)
In this paper we deal with the survivable internet protocol (IP)/multi-protocol label switching (MPLS)-over-wavelength switched optical network (WSON) multi-layer network optimization problem (SIMNO). This problem entails planning an IP/MPLS network layer over a photonic mesh infrastructure whilst, at the same time, ensuring the highest availability of(More)
We propose a new recovery scheme, called multi-path recovery (MPR), specifically designed for flexgrid-based optical networks. It combines protection and restoration schemes to jointly recover, in part or totally, the bitrate requested by client demands in case of failure. We define the bitrate squeezed recovery optimization (BRASERO) problem to maximize(More)